Economics, B.S. Business Administration

Program Overview

Are you the analytical type, fascinated by the world around you? Do you enjoy puzzles or challenges and have the ability to make connections between ideas and concepts? If so, an economics degree could be the right fit for you.

A Bachelor of Science in Economics from PLNU will help you learn how to gather, organize, and interpret data using successful and effective methodology. However, analyzing problems is only half of the equation. Introductory classes in microeconomics and macroeconomics will focus on theories, economic problem-solving, and real-world application. Advanced courses will engage you in specialized and relevant topics around economic development, money and banking, international economics, econometrics, and more. You will also gain key communication skills along the way as you work to propose solutions and present your findings to your classmates, faculty, and business professionals.

Student Profile

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Dieter Mauerman

For a little over five years, Dieter served as an Economic Research Associate for the Fermanian Business and Economic Institute. There, his primary role was to collect and analyze data to provide clients with a completed deliverable product.  Read more


Real-world experience that translates to real-world success is a high priority of PLNU and the Fermanian School of Business. With this belief and purpose for our program, you will have the chance to wrestle with some of the most complex issues facing our world today and work with faculty and local professionals on the forefront of economic initiatives. Opportunities like touring businesses in Mexico, economic development summer missions trips, and student-run clubs provide you a unique experience and the opportunity to connect your learning in a multitude of ways.

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For most students, the transition into college life is one full of adjustments. There is the excitement of newfound freedoms, but also some uncertainty as you begin to make choices and take responsibility for your own future. 

At PLNU, we’re committed to supporting you — academically, professionally, spiritually, personally — so that you may be successful both in your time as a student and beyond. That’s why we offer a holistic support system that focuses on your unique experiences, particular needs, and personal and professional goals — resulting from our deep concern for you, our student.

With a focus on authentic relationships and personalized attention, our goal is to help transform you so you can follow your calling in your own career and life.

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Career Opportunities

We live in a world that runs on a web of interconnected economic systems. PLNU economics graduates are critical-thinkers and communicators ready to shape and bring deeper meaning to the complexity of the world. With a profound understanding of how economic growth and development affects systems on a global level, alumni have gone on to work in a variety of industries, including government, finance, international development, politics, education, business, and many more.

A Bachelor of Science in Economics can lead to the following careers:

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Economic Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Actuary
  • Policy Analyst
  • Economist
  • Government Analyst
  • Stockbroker
  • Management Consultant
  • Risk Analyst
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